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Paul Kinsey Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Paul Kinsey is a character from Mad Men.

This page summarizes crowd sourced ratings of their personality collected from users of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz. This website has recruited more than 3 million volunteers to rate characters on descriptive adjectives and other properties, which can be aggregated to create profiles that users can be matched to as part of a personality test. For more information about how the ratings were collected and how they are used, see the documentation.

Aggregated ratings for 400 descriptions

The table shows the average rating the character received for each descriptive item on a 1 to 100 scale and what that character's rank for the description is among all 1,750 characters in the database. It also shows the standard deviation of the ratings and how many different individuals submitted a rating for that description.

ItemAverage ratingRankRating standard deviationNumber of raters
side character (not main character)92.3148.819
🎨 (not 🏀)82.431016.627
bookish (not sporty)81.142516.5206
intellectual (not physical)79.441218.2208
political (not nonpolitical)79.419522.4177
everyman (not chosen one)78.56319.819
pretentious (not unassuming)78.425421.712
first-mate (not captain)78.226919.4201
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)78.035918.421
exaggerating (not factual)77.52809.511
artistic (not scientific)77.225718.1199
open to new experinces (not uncreative)77.253522.2205
philosophical (not real)77.14219.9161
night owl (not morning lark)77.036918.8136
nerd (not jock)76.847420.3200
entitled (not grateful)76.533818.722
child free (not pronatalist)76.427121.6135
literary (not mathematical)75.622822.5198
arrogant (not humble)75.545222.2198
beta (not alpha)75.521118.6195
hedonist (not monastic)75.412011.710
indie (not pop)75.430827.016
opinionated (not neutral)75.391120.125
Greek (not Roman)75.21624.023
thinker (not doer)75.19720.524
leisurely (not hurried)74.613119.6182
hipster (not basic)74.413523.5214
privileged (not oppressed)74.258928.234
gatherer (not hunter)74.027815.123
liberal (not conservative)73.939725.029
metrosexual (not macho)73.330323.232
🧠 (not 💪)73.072624.214
😜 (not 🤐)72.836423.521
indulgent (not sober)72.440321.1206
tailor (not blacksmith)72.342722.718
creative (not conventional)72.242420.6179
folksy (not presidential)72.128724.319
twitchy (not still)72.044922.629
reactive (not proactive)72.015821.714
lustful (not chaste)71.942421.4213
democratic (not authoritarian)71.931224.2187
sensitive (not thick-skinned)71.727419.9202
🤔 (not 🤫)71.620526.522
head@clouds (not down2earth)71.533925.3195
avant-garde (not classical)71.419921.473
moody (not stable)71.465021.2186
gossiping (not confidential)71.426422.7192
thick (not thin)71.325718.4123
vain (not demure)71.239022.7219
jaded (not innocent)71.169225.614
lover (not fighter)70.937719.719
soft (not hard)70.636919.4224
cynical (not gullible)70.462323.215
often crying (not never cries)70.428514.814
idealist (not realist)70.332824.374
unorthodox (not traditional)70.255524.972
biased (not impartial)70.256921.0195
cultured (not rustic)70.250520.420
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)70.176317.515
long-winded (not concise)70.018820.517
lenient (not strict)69.935320.3179
metaphorical (not literal)69.911924.6163
backdoor (not official)69.842420.4180
theoretical (not empirical)69.73221.8150
juvenile (not mature)69.737122.888
chatty (not reserved)69.454122.4173
trash (not treasure)69.414322.641
cat person (not dog person)69.338631.423
🛌 (not 🧗)69.220030.613
abstract (not concrete)69.224924.322
soft (not hard)68.841619.274
pacifist (not ferocious)68.730024.5173
sarcastic (not genuine)68.745223.5185
irrelevant (not important)68.74321.634
underachiever (not overachiever)68.711823.621
cocky (not timid)68.789719.418
flower child (not goth)68.667923.126
pensive (not serene)68.569217.225
weakass (not badass)68.416725.518
jealous (not compersive)68.341722.8178
open-minded (not close-minded)68.256925.8219
dramatic (not no-nonsense)68.250226.395
cringeworthy (not inspiring)68.232725.073
narcissistic (not low self esteem)68.058229.532
outsider (not insider)67.939322.8127
freelance (not corporate)67.969429.432
imaginative (not practical)67.932124.4164
flamboyant (not modest)67.850024.7181
whimsical (not rational)67.738124.4196
slacker (not workaholic)67.622020.071
desperate (not high standards)67.626426.328
ironic (not profound)67.528624.813
salacious (not wholesome)67.443023.112
🥶 (not 🥵)67.425025.611
dorky (not cool)67.341921.314
frank (not sugarcoated)67.398330.215
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)67.244425.7183
sad (not happy)67.265520.7212
punchable (not loveable)67.234627.130
slothful (not active)67.19319.3169
cheesy (not chic)67.149521.610
anarchist (not statist)67.041528.513
gloomy (not sunny)67.061320.127
poetic (not factual)67.031728.229
explorer (not builder)66.851225.1191
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)66.858821.625
intimate (not formal)66.745218.725
scrub (not legit)66.714123.822
variable (not consistent)66.722925.230
exhibitionist (not bashful)66.663327.121
playful (not shy)66.593321.3194
French (not Russian)66.550125.224
fantastical (not realistic)66.343231.716
debased (not pure)66.149723.4178
socialist (not libertarian)66.17532.1173
analysis (not common sense)65.954625.114
chortling (not giggling)65.870129.424
transient (not permanent)65.622325.974
🐒 (not 🐩)65.641030.314
conspiracist (not sheeple)65.575724.5133
self-destructive (not self-improving)65.555823.826
mischievous (not well behaved)65.479524.1179
apprentice (not master)65.333722.588
urban (not rural)65.393127.226
submissive (not dominant)65.234322.2180
puny (not mighty)65.220520.7204
hypocritical (not equitable)64.944525.693
vulnerable (not armoured)64.734924.3183
circular (not linear)64.728826.623
plays hard (not works hard)64.434822.9176
cosmopolitan (not provincial)64.450827.9170
creepy (not disarming)64.226020.791
flimsy (not sturdy)64.127230.131
subjective (not objective)64.029925.964
outlaw (not sheriff)63.970023.5169
exuberant (not subdued)63.969927.822
curious (not apathetic)63.798125.1180
mundane (not extraordinary)63.622825.6172
preppy (not punk rock)63.682831.525
🤡 (not 👽)63.534025.720
loose (not tight)63.535326.031
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)63.558025.819
selfish (not altruistic)63.455725.8192
depressed (not bright)63.448823.1182
high IQ (not low IQ)63.4138821.0192
miserable (not joyful)63.478316.918
pack rat (not minimalist)63.437824.411
highbrow (not lowbrow)63.377327.5206
tiresome (not interesting)63.317425.5205
💃 (not 🧕)63.390324.721
feisty (not gracious)63.299022.0206
crazy (not sane)63.263527.118
emotional (not logical)63.169825.9184
wavering (not resolute)63.115321.222
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)63.165830.911
unmotivated (not motivated)63.07326.114
expressive (not stoic)62.981326.8168
weird (not normal)62.978523.1172
competitive (not cooperative)62.891026.2168
stingy (not generous)62.744525.130
🧐 (not 😎)62.553422.411
trolling (not triggered)62.425325.620
not genocidal (not genocidal)62.4117326.08
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)62.342028.816
existentialist (not nihilist)62.271726.872
bold (not shy)62.1143022.5200
gregarious (not private)62.143026.2177
worldly (not innocent)62.0108724.0192
cryptic (not straightforward)62.022525.0185
arcane (not mainstream)62.068727.5198
🥴 (not 🥳)62.064222.028
foolish (not wise)61.948625.0189
🙃 (not 🥰)61.953528.415
young (not old)61.8102521.5234
clumsy (not coordinated)61.841622.1182
impatient (not patient)61.891325.379
shallow (not deep)61.835526.643
civilized (not barbaric)61.7106825.2191
rebellious (not obedient)61.596326.1185
atheist (not theist)61.583429.460
insulting (not complimentary)61.559425.778
slow (not fast)61.423022.0176
scandalous (not proper)61.472323.2186
oblivious (not alert)61.437424.724
whippersnapper (not sage)61.451222.424
tall (not short)61.383723.4144
codependent (not independent)61.242028.5178
unlucky (not fortunate)61.164724.9160
😈 (not 😇)61.166025.215
perverted (not clean)61.142720.016
tardy (not on-time)61.043626.924
heathen (not devout)60.950525.2166
eloquent (not unpolished)60.996025.7228
work-first (not family-first)60.972425.8200
traumatized (not flourishing)60.996929.131
deep (not epic)60.945423.210
smooth (not rough)60.864721.9188
scholarly (not crafty)60.849727.7185
gamer (not non-gamer)60.843734.39
introspective (not not introspective)60.799227.619
impulsive (not cautious)60.673425.7169
anxious (not calm)60.687724.9203
indiscreet (not tactful)60.634722.621
flirtatious (not prudish)60.678832.823
edgy (not politically correct)60.581326.7204
soulful (not soulless)60.5130529.468
experimental (not reliable)60.560025.522
emotional (not unemotional)60.5116128.130
awkward (not charming)60.444824.8194
slugabed (not go-getter)60.411826.118
winter (not summer)60.465626.310
lazy (not diligent)60.314222.6195
flexible (not rigid)60.350225.3177
💩 (not 🌟)60.330529.022
🐿 (not 🦇)60.384030.016
ranged (not melee)60.359928.622
sorrowful (not cheery)60.291122.7166
funny (not humorless)60.188724.7189
🐀 (not 🐘)60.056228.919
social (not reclusive)59.980224.825
ambitious (not realistic)59.991731.027
roundabout (not direct)59.825327.0181
expressive (not monotone)59.896125.823
washed (not muddy)59.8100129.310
suspicious (not trusting)59.785225.2189
passive (not assertive)59.731323.8152
haunted (not blissful)59.7110420.620
👟 (not 🥾)59.672132.414
ludicrous (not sensible)59.553927.0191
romantic (not dispassionate)59.5115123.924
technophile (not luddite)59.358826.8176
insecure (not confident)59.236826.5203
bitter (not sweet)59.172725.7211
neurotypical (not autistic)59.0129323.7158
fast-talking (not slow-talking)59.099125.120
intense (not lighthearted)59.0114630.519
extrovert (not introvert)58.988226.4184
kind (not cruel)58.9129622.3189
goof-off (not studious)58.950523.514
modern (not historical)58.886726.6111
English (not German)58.8155129.521
interrupting (not attentive)58.767831.416
two-faced (not one-faced)58.751532.726
lewd (not tasteful)58.643122.8170
knowledgeable (not ignorant)58.6126225.218
rhythmic (not stuttering)58.5127324.331
musical (not off-key)58.555128.323
wooden (not plastic)58.4119829.632
traitorous (not loyal)58.332625.4148
hesitant (not decisive)58.237125.8157
picky (not always down)58.286225.812
cunning (not honorable)58.060524.7213
rock (not rap)58.0157824.520
princess (not queen)58.052728.014
focused on the future (not focused on the present)57.956127.1194
disorganized (not self-disciplined)57.943826.9172
good-humored (not angry)57.991625.1194
poor (not rich)57.862421.4177
pessimistic (not optimistic)57.875627.5202
extreme (not moderate)57.8107427.4160
decorative (not utilitarian)57.846029.958
envious (not prideful)57.717428.124
unprepared (not hoarder)57.644723.7140
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)57.6119728.315
charming (not trusting)57.481624.0198
sheltered (not street-smart)57.456526.3141
gendered (not androgynous)57.4164625.796
lost (not enlightened)57.482229.738
awkward (not suspicious)57.348626.0198
self-conscious (not self-assured)57.338128.3170
hypochondriac (not stoic)57.348129.016
🎃 (not 💀)57.269733.723
vengeful (not forgiving)57.181326.4161
sexist (not feminist)57.147921.031
random (not pointed)57.136125.79
touchy-feely (not distant)57.066826.314
orange (not purple)56.970729.0141
stubborn (not accommodating)56.7135526.531
meek (not bossy)56.646925.5177
mad (not glad)56.694524.417
careful (not brave)56.547625.7186
chivalrous (not businesslike)56.578126.625
rude (not respectful)56.461824.9196
open-book (not secretive)56.452124.722
chaotic (not orderly)56.379328.1182
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)56.1104128.8184
spiritual (not skeptical)56.039430.6164
mild (not spicy)56.057427.3189
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)56.075827.439
🎩 (not 🧢)55.991326.922
Coke (not Pepsi)55.968435.230
vague (not precise)55.840427.1138
wild (not tame)55.8106623.8169
vegan (not cannibal)55.892029.424
demonic (not angelic)55.769220.9162
noob (not pro)55.736425.820
masculine (not feminine)55.6111222.0199
kinky (not vanilla)55.684127.1165
healthy (not sickly)55.6135423.9174
unambiguous (not mysterious)55.692927.4199
specialist (not generalist)55.6107229.059
centrist (not radical)55.661932.111
straight (not queer)55.5141726.697
ugly (not beautiful)55.529424.760
repulsive (not attractive)55.337423.9209
spontaneous (not scheduled)55.375628.8153
lavish (not frugal)55.273625.9189
bold (not serious)55.295923.8186
incompetent (not competent)55.229324.2173
OCD (not ADHD)55.2111325.013
paranoid (not naive)55.2109429.612
high-tech (not low-tech)55.185425.4181
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)55.181530.4163
jealous (not opinionated)55.128723.710
disreputable (not prestigious)55.054424.6152
obsessed (not aloof)54.9126827.8166
quarrelsome (not warm)54.994826.3191
villainous (not heroic)54.844220.5176
🏌 (not 🤺)54.832926.816
reassuring (not fearmongering)54.7107123.99
deviant (not average)54.6113727.1154
unfaithful (not devoted)54.526033.117
open (not guarded)54.439127.4172
refined (not rugged)54.3103825.9207
scruffy (not manicured)54.366128.1202
sexual (not asexual)54.3127632.421
water (not fire)54.365630.821
loud (not quiet)54.295926.5184
communal (not individualist)54.259730.072
driven (not unambitious)54.1176523.7170
🐐 (not 🦒)54.1125525.927
extravagant (not thrifty)54.182531.728
contrarian (not yes-man)54.0116829.119
🤠 (not 🤑)53.8116027.018
claustrophobic (not spelunker)53.852830.516
frenzied (not sleepy)53.8167625.729
methodical (not astonishing)53.7111625.0171
hard-work (not natural-talent)53.7122128.225
receiving (not giving)53.766927.815
instinctual (not reasoned)53.6105228.2168
poisonous (not nurturing)53.668925.466
🤖 (not 👻)53.679728.218
poorly-written (not believable)53.67429.717
human (not animalistic)53.5140426.5148
unfixable (not fixable)53.562125.630
antagonist (not protagonist)53.544527.632
resistant (not resigned)53.3157727.3195
empath (not psychopath)53.3119827.522
dunce (not genius)53.249123.0210
uninspiring (not charismatic)53.230128.8187
egalitarian (not racist)53.2163125.915
unpatriotic (not patriotic)53.041427.827
😀 (not 😭)53.088627.617
😊 (not 🤣)53.0119325.517
freak (not normie)53.0102727.630
tense (not relaxed)52.9151927.7196
judgemental (not accepting)52.896330.4129
📉 (not 📈)52.844129.623
vibrant (not geriatric)52.8137926.636
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)52.696128.618
💔 (not 💝)52.485326.319
overprepared (not efficient)52.337427.232
white knight (not bad boy)52.3114528.320
quirky (not predictable)52.399728.125
industrial (not domestic)52.298125.264
overspender (not penny-pincher)52.281324.123
warm (not cold)52.0106724.7177
stinky (not fresh)52.055823.516
dramatic (not comedic)52.0135827.611
🐷 (not 🐮)51.959927.823
drop out (not valedictorian)51.865930.712
oxymoron (not tautology)51.8125426.518
machiavellian (not transparent)51.892329.513
😬 (not 😏)51.776130.935
unchallenging (not demanding)51.739934.725
simple (not complicated)51.651426.4175
messy (not neat)51.671828.4130
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.579128.4142
unobservant (not perceptive)51.432630.719
helpless (not resourceful)51.329326.881
reasonable (not deranged)51.3115018.010
earth (not air)51.1135329.821
playful (not serious)51.080126.3191
dry (not moist)50.999025.320
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)50.9126331.732
vintage (not trendy)50.1147935.419
deliberate (not spontaneous)50.2127329.0185
stylish (not slovenly)50.8129025.6165
🦄 (not 🐴)50.283430.620
monochrome (not multicolored)50.3103530.570
regular (not zany)50.386033.740
chill (not offended)50.781228.432
involved (not remote)50.4159026.0190
emancipated (not enslaved)50.6148928.9171
varied (not repetitive)50.672427.181
eastern (not western)50.639128.922
bad-cook (not good-cook)50.4103526.713
interested (not bored)50.4158526.714
quitter (not persistent)50.59032.313
Swedish (not Italian)50.595631.221
money-focused (not love-focused)50.564131.425

The lowest rating for any description in the table is 50.0 despite a 1 to 100 scale being used. This is because descriptions that had values lower than the midpoint were reversed. For example, a score of 1/100 for "hot (not cold)" is equivalent to a score of 100/100 for "cold (not hot)". This was done so that all the traits that are most distinctive for a character are at the top of the table.

Similar characters

The similarity between two characters can be calculated by taking the correlation between the lists of their traits. This produces a value from +1 to -1. With +1 implying that every trait one character is high on the other one is high on too, to an equal degree. And, -1 implying that if a character is high on specific trait, the other one is low on it. The 10 most and least similar characters to Paul Kinsey based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. Ian Duncan (0.695)
  2. Lee Sizemore (0.662)
  3. Hannah Horvath (0.655)
  4. Tobias Funke (0.58)
  5. Oscar Bluth (0.574)
  6. Stan Rizzo (0.57)
  7. Gaius Baltar (0.57)
  8. Connor Roy (0.557)
  9. Howard Wolowitz (0.555)
  10. F. Tony Scarapiducci (0.54)
  1. T-800 (-0.505)
  2. Teal'c (-0.489)
  3. Eddard Stark (-0.485)
  4. George S. Hammond (-0.474)
  5. Brienne of Tarth (-0.472)
  6. Mikasa Ackermann (-0.467)
  7. Eric Taylor (-0.465)
  8. Richard D. Winters (-0.464)
  9. John Diggle (-0.464)
  10. C. Carwood Lipton (-0.458)

Personality types

Users who took the quiz were asked to self-identify their Myers-Briggs and Enneagram types. We can look at the average match scores of these different groups of users with Paul Kinsey to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Paul Kinsey is described identify as.

Myers-Briggs Self-type Average match score with character Number of users
ENFP58.7%10817
ENTP58.3%5934
INFP58.2%23344
ESFP56.6%1202
ISFP56.2%1998
INTP56.2%11992
ESTP54.4%765
ISTP53.5%1950
ENFJ52.8%3842
INFJ52.7%12519
ENTJ51.6%2286
INTJ50.8%8827
ESFJ50.6%592
ISFJ48.9%1602
ESTJ47.6%547
ISTJ47.1%1475

Notes

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